Meaning of GLUE in English


n. & v.

--n. an adhesive substance used for sticking objects or materials together. (glues, glued, gluing or glueing)

1. fasten or join with glue.

2 keep or put very close (an eye glued to the keyhole).

Phrases and idioms:


1. a pot with an outer vessel holding water to heat glue.

2 colloq. an area of sticky mud etc. glue-sniffer a person who inhales the fumes from adhesives as a drug.


gluelike adj. gluer n. gluey adj. (gluier, gluiest). glueyness n.

Etymology: ME f. OF glu (n.), gluer (v.), f. LL glus glutis f. L gluten

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.